Heidi paints her house and gets a shocking surprise the next day

Written by Henrik Rothen

Aug.31 - 2023 3:00 PM CET

Photo: Private
Photo: Private
She was taken by surprise the following day.

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Norwegian resident Heidi Fomo decided to take advantage of the pleasant autumn weather to give her summer house in the scenic area of Stugudalen a fresh coat of paint. She was pleased with her work, applying a couple of layers of black paint to the facade of her cozy cabin.

However, the next morning brought an unpleasant surprise. "I've never seen anything like it," said Heidi Fomo, describing the unsettling sight. Her freshly painted facade had turned into a sort of flypaper, attracting thousands of insects. "I should never have painted," she lamented to VG, a Norwegian news outlet.

Heidi had sensed something was off the previous evening. "My window was completely gray because it was covered with moths attracted to the light," she explained.

The area around Soer-Troendelag is currently experiencing an influx of these gray flying creatures, so Heidi was prepared for some insects to stick to the fresh paint. However, she was not prepared for the thousands that did.

The facade of the house is now no longer black but rather ash gray due to the insects. "I think I'll try to scrape them off and paint again," said Heidi, who can still find humor in the bizarre situation. "At least it provides good insulation," she added.